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    you know it's winter...

    ...when you open your front door and are greeted by snow knocking you over on to your ass.
    well...
    apparently also when an Ice Tsunami knocks your house down... who knew.
    That is all.
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    Re: you know it's winter...

    You know it's winter when it starts raining.

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    Re: you know it's winter...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dumuzi View Post
    You know it's winter when it starts raining.

    lol you guys have such awesome winters in Egypt...I can only dream of rain being the worst thing I face in the winter... *off to dreamland*

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    Re: you know it's winter...

    You know it is winter when there is a whole week of sub 70F (21C) weather... and rain.

    Still shorts and flipflop weather to me (I grew up where it actually snows in winter)... the locals are all bundled up like it is below freezing.

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    I think I would hate Texas on account of weather. If sub 70 F is cold there then Texas heat would probably send me postal.
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    ^^^ Yeah, weather where you can bake pizza on your car hood is probably a bit much......LOL

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    When it's snowing and the dogs won't go out in the snow.
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    Re: you know it's winter...

    Quote Originally Posted by MaskedOne View Post
    I think I would hate Texas on account of weather. If sub 70 F is cold there then Texas heat would probably send me postal.
    In fairness, it depends on where in Texas you are (it is a big place). Where I am, being in the very southern tip of Texas, it never gets very cold (we get a day or two that dip into the 30s per year)... but also, being on the coast, it never gets very hot, either. The Gulf Breeze keeps that in check. 95-98F is about the hottest it ever gets where I live.

    Granted, the humidity here makes things different. 40 here feels MUCH colder than 20-30 back home in the Panhandle. And 90 feels hotter than 100+ in the Panhandle... but, there is ALWAYS a nice breeze coming off the water to help. It doesn't take too long to acclimatize to it... Go further inland here in South Texas, though, and it is a different story.
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    Re: you know it's winter...

    You know it's winter when spit bounces.

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    Re: you know it's winter...

    Beeches, please.

    You know it's winter when you have to plug your van into your block heater overnight, and it still barely starts in the morning. Then, you have to let it warm up for 15 minutes on idle because the engine still isn't warm enough to function. And then to go outside to leave the house, you have to put on longjohns, pants, wool socks, a sweater, a down jacket, a toque, and mitts (because you forgot to put mitts on yesterday, and your fingertips stuck to the door handle as you closed it, and now they are freezer-burnt), and the second you go outside, your first breath of fresh air causes a coughing fit because the moisture in your lungs freezes, and your nose-hairs freeze. And then you get into your van, and it's still not above zero celcius inside. After 20 minutes of idling with the heat on high.

    Welcome to the Arctic!

    (and this being said, I went out to a christmas party two nights ago in -39C weather wearing only a little black dress, and a pair of high heels with a dress jacket...I apparently acclimatize quickly)

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